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A long-awaited pilot of flexible court hours began last week –and two law centres made clear their feelings on the controversial initiative.

Extended sitting hours are being tested at London’s Brentford County Court and Manchester Civil Justice Centre. Brentford is testing 8am-10.30am and 4.30pm-7pm sittings in civil work. Manchester is testing 4.30pm-7pm sittings involving civil and family work.

HM Courts & Tribunals Service wants to see if operating courts and tribunals at different times of the day offers more open and accessible justice.

Full Story: Law Gazette

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